I was going to book myself into a salon to have my eyelashes tinted as I dont want to wear mascara on holiday when swimming and get panda eyes. However I remembered my one and only time I had had it done before...the girl leant over me, breathing in my face, kept getting it in my eye (Stings like crazy!) and didnt get all my lashes. Saw good reviews for this and being the perfectionist I am, tried it. Excellent choice!
Top Lashes Method: One eye at a time. I got a cotton bud and smoothed vaseline along upper and lower lids (as close to roots but not on any lashes). Mixed the dye to correct consistency. Used the mascara wand for the underneath of the top lashes, but for the top and roots I used a very small paintbrush. Coats the lashes much better than the wand. If any gets on the vaselined skin it comes off very easily. I used a cotton bud.
Bottom Lashes Method: Using one of the eye protectors provided in the box, I held it horizotally, ensuring I had tucked it under my lower lashes and lifted it slightly until the edge of the paper sits at the roots. Using the paintbrush, gently 'paint' the lashes until well covered.
I tried closing my eyes as instructed, but that was the only time it stung! So left my eye open. The sting is like a chopping onions kind of sting...Dampened a cotton pad after 10 minutes and wiped downwards. Lashes looked fab. Bottom lashes are harder to pick up the dye as they're so fine, so I am going to try a second attempt just because I want to see if I can get a more dramatic look, although they are much darker than my natural fair colour.
I cant comment on how long it lasts as I only did it a few days ago. But considering the cost of a salon treatment to this, which Im sure will give me at least 5 applications...definitely worth it!